Negotiating Shakespeare s Language in Romeo and Juliet

Negotiating Shakespeare s Language in Romeo and Juliet

as a reader, theatre practitioner or editor slows the speed with which we negotiate the play, artificially arrests ... The scene, 1.4, opens as a whole with Romeo clearly not in the mood for the masking; he is stuck in his Petrarchan ...

Author: Lynette Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317089285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Through exciting and unconventional approaches, including critical/historical, printing/publishing and performance studies, this study mines Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to produce new insights into the early modern family, the individual, and society in the context of early modern capitalism. Inspired by recent work in cultural materialism and the material book, it also foregrounds the ways in which the contexts and the text itself become available to the reader today. The opening material on critical/historical approaches focuses on the way that readers have frequently read and played the text to explore issues that cluster around the family, marriage, gender and sexuality. Chapter two, on the ways that actors today inhabit character and create behaviour, provides intertextual comment on acting in the early modern period, and the connections between acting and social behaviour that inform self-image and the performance of identity both then and now. The third chapter on printing/publishing approaches to the text offers a detective story about the differences between Quarto One and Quarto Two, that focuses on the curious appearance in Quarto Two of material related to the law at word, phrase, line and scene level. The next three chapters integrate a close study of the language of the play to negotiate its potential significance for the present in the areas of: Family, Marriage, Gender and Sexuality; Identity, Individualism and Humanism; and the Law, Religion and Medicine. Among the startling aspects of this book are that it: - takes the part of Juliet far more seriously than other criticism has tended to do, attributing to her agency and aspects of character that develop the part suddenly from girl to woman; - recognizes the way the play explores early modern identity, becoming a handbook for individualism and humanism in the private domestic setting of early capitalism; and - brings to light the least recognized element in the play at the moment, its demonstration of the emerging structures of state power, governance by law, the introduction of surveillance, detection and witness, and the formation of what we now call the 'subject'. The volume includes on DVD a scholarly edition with commentary of the text of Romeo & Juliet, which re-instates many of the original early modern versions of the play.
Categories: Literary Criticism

William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet

Greenblatt, S. 2004, Will in the World: how Shakespeare became Shakespeare, Pimlico, London. ... Hunter, L and P Lichtenfels 2009, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, ...

Author: Victoria Bladen

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411656

Category: Drama

Page: 67

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare s Domestic Tragedies

Shakespeare s Domestic Tragedies

248–258 Hunter, Lynette and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeares Language in 'Romeo and Juliet Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009) Hutson, Lorna, Circumstantial Shakespeare (Oxford: ...

Author: Emma Whipday

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108614788

Category: Literary Criticism

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Domestic tragedy was an innovative genre, suggesting that the lives and sufferings of ordinary people were worthy of the dramatic scope of tragedy. In this compelling study, Whipday revises the narrative of Shakespeare's plays to show how this genre, together with neglected pamphlets, ballads, and other forms of 'cheap print' about domestic violence, informed some of Shakespeare's greatest works. Providing a significant reappraisal of Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, the book argues that domesticity is central to these plays: they stage how societal and familial pressures shape individual agency; how the integrity of the house is associated with the body of the housewife; and how household transgressions render the home permeable. Whipday demonstrates that Shakespeare not only appropriated constructions of the domestic from domestic tragedies, but that he transformed the genre, using heightened language, foreign settings, and elite spheres to stage familiar domestic worlds.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet and Civic Life

Shakespeare  Romeo and Juliet  and Civic Life

“The Civil Mutinies of Romeo and Juliet”. ... In Shakespeare and the Middles Ages: Essays on the Performance and Adaptation of the Plays with Medieval Sources or Settings, ... Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet.

Author: Silvia Bigliazzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317556961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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This volume introduces ‘civic Shakespeare’ as a new and complex category entailing the dynamic relation between the individual and the community on issues of authority, liberty, and cultural production. It investigates civic Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet as a case study for an interrogation of the limits and possibilities of theatre and the idea of the civic. The play’s focus on civil strife, political challenge, and the rise of a new conception of the individual within society makes it an ideal site to examine how early modern civic topics were received and reconfigured on stage, and how the play has triggered ever new interpretations and civic performances over time. The essays focus on the way the play reflects civic life through the dramatization of issues of crisis and reconciliation when private and public spaces are brought to conflict, but also concentrate on the way the play has subsequently entered the public space of civic life. Set within the fertile context of performance studies and inspired by philosophical and sociological approaches, this book helps clarify the role of theatre within civic space while questioning the relation between citizens as spectators and the community. The wide-ranging chapters cover problems of civil interaction and their onstage representation, dealing with urban and household spaces; the boundaries of social relations and legal, economic, political, and religious regulation; and the public dimension of memory and celebration. This volume articulates civic Romeo and Juliet from the sources of genre to contemporary multicultural performances in political contact-zones and civic ‘Shakespaces,’ exploring the Bard and this play within the context of communal practices and their relations with institutions and civic interests.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Language of Early English Literature

The Language of Early English Literature

Hunter, L. and Lichtenfels, P. (2009) Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, ... Hussey, S. (1992b) 'Vocabulary in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Florilegium, 11, pp. 22–31.

Author: Sara M. Pons-Sanz

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137393876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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How did the English language change from the Old to the Early Modern period? What effect do linguistic and stylistic choices have on a text? Why is it important to consider linguistic features together in a work? The grammar and vocabulary of the English language changed dramatically between the Old and Early Modern periods. These changes in language usage are explored in The Language of Early English Literature by examining the effect of authors' linguistic choices on the descriptions of characters, events, and situations. Written with today's undergraduate student in mind, this textbook is a highly rewarding guide to the rich history of the English language and literature. The Language of Early English Literature: • provides detailed explanations of linguistic features, such as word formation, phrase structure, syntax, and semantics • analyses a wide range of texts from Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English, and establishes comparisons with works written in other languages • includes an invaluable glossary and an extensive bibliography
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Style Computers and Early Modern Drama

Style  Computers  and Early Modern Drama

His focus is on his situation, his feelings, and – of course – on Juliet. ... 25 Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 'Romeo and Juliet': Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre ...

Author: Hugh Craig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108127318

Category: Literary Criticism

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Hugh Craig and Brett Greatley-Hirsch extend the computational analysis introduced in Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship (edited by Hugh Craig and Arthur F. Kinney; Cambridge, 2009) beyond problems of authorship attribution to address broader issues of literary history. Using new methods to answer long-standing questions and challenge traditional assumptions about the underlying patterns and contrasts in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama sheds light on, for example, different linguistic usages between plays written in verse and prose, company styles and different character types. As a shift from a canonical survey to a corpus-based literary history founded on a statistical analysis of language, this book represents a fundamentally new approach to the study of English Renaissance literature and proposes a new model and rationale for future computational scholarship in early modern literary studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Survey Volume 69 Shakespeare and Rome

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 69  Shakespeare and Rome

9 Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet (Farnham, 2009), pp. 151–2. 10 Evelyn Gajowski, The Art of Loving: Female Subjectivity and Male Discursive Traditions in Shakespeare's ...

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316712580

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 69 is 'Shakespeare and Rome'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

1–5 in their Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing, and the Theatre (London: Ashgate, 2009). 9 Details about the debate, the reactions of contemporaries, and Bruno's irritated ...

Author: Michele Marrapodi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317056447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the 'aesthetics' or 'politics' of intertextuality. Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

24 Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 25 Romeo and Juliet: Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre (Farnham and Surrey: Ashgate, 2009): 6. Read Sukanya Verma, Getting Nostalgic ...

Author: Poonam Trivedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317367000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better known Tamil and Kannada, as well as the less familiar regions of the North Eastern states. The volume visits diverse filmic genres, starting from the earliest silent cinema, to diasporic films made for global audiences, television films, independent films, and documentaries, thus expanding the very notion of ‘Indian cinema’ while also looking at the different modalities of deploying Shakespeare specific to these genres. Shakespeareans and film scholars provide an alternative history of the development of Indian cinemas through its negotiations with Shakespeare focusing on the inter-textualities between Shakespearean theatre, regional cinema, performative traditions, and literary histories in India. The purpose is not to catalog examples of Shakespearean influence but to analyze the interplay of the aesthetic, historical, socio-political, and theoretical contexts in which Indian language films have turned to Shakespeare and to what purpose. The discussion extends from the content of the plays to the modes of their cinematic and intermedial translations. It thus tracks the intra–Indian flows and cross-currents between the various film industries, and intervenes in the politics of multiculturalism and inter/intraculturalism built up around Shakespearean appropriations. Contributing to current studies in global Shakespeare, this book marks a discursive shift in the way Shakespeare on screen is predominantly theorized, as well as how Indian cinema, particularly ‘Shakespeare in Indian cinema’ is understood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Survey Volume 63 Shakespeare s English Histories and Their Afterlives

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 63  Shakespeare s English Histories and Their Afterlives

... edited text – with collations and notes, fully formatted in Arden 3 style – on a DVD included with their book, Negotiating Shakespeare's Language in 'Romeo and Juliet': Reading Strategies from Criticism, Editing and the Theatre.

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521769150

Category: Drama

Page: 434

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The theme for Shakespeare Survey 63 is 'Shakespeare's English Histories and their Afterlives'.
Categories: Drama